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A podcast hosted by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss Aka the Raspberry Ape. Every episode I will be getting a new guest on to talk BJJ, training and everything else.

The Raspberry Ape Podcast Daniel Strauss

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A podcast hosted by BJJ black belt Daniel Strauss Aka the Raspberry Ape. Every episode I will be getting a new guest on to talk BJJ, training and everything else.

    Episode 79 - Sam Crook - The Francis Ngannou Foundation

    Episode 79 - Sam Crook - The Francis Ngannou Foundation

    Sam Crook is a BJJ black belt and head coach at the Francis Ngannou Foundation, a martial arts based social project in Cameroon.

    In this episode, we talk about how Sam came to head up the project, what it's like working with the kids, its challenges and how different life in Cameroon is.

    For more info on the Francis Ngannou Foundation visit: www.francisngannoufoundation.org

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 78 - Pete "The Greek" Letsos

    Episode 78 - Pete "The Greek" Letsos

    Pete "The Greek" Letsos is a Carlson Gracie Jr black belt and founder Rio Jiu Jitsu club.

    Pete has been training BJJ for over 20 years, starting with Carlson Gracie Jr and spending years living in Brazil training with some of the biggest names in the sport. In this episode, Pete tells tales of old school BJJ in Brazil through the eyes of a gringo and explains why he wants to wristlock the world.

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Episode 77 - Rosi Sexton

    Episode 77 - Rosi Sexton

    Rosi Sexton is a former professional MMA fighter, Musician, Mathematician, Osteopath and politician.

    In this episode, I chat to Rosi about her incredibly interesting life. Her unique combination of skills, how she transitioned from maths prodigy to pro-MMA fighter, we take a number of questions from listeners and get some great information on injury treatment and prevention.

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Episode 76 - Klaus Yohannes - The Black Vikings

    Episode 76 - Klaus Yohannes - The Black Vikings

    Klaus is a strength and conditioning coach and founder of the Black Vikings movement.

    In this episode, we talk about the founding of the Black Vikings, the sagas, the movements, the mantras, injuries, struggle, axes and more.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 75 - Alex Reid

    Episode 75 - Alex Reid

    Alex Reid is an actor, MMA fighter and Celebrity Big Brother winner.

    In this episode, we talk about Alex's acting career, his MMA career, being thrust into the media spotlight through big brother, the downside of fame, spirituality and much more.

    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Episode 74 - John Will

    Episode 74 - John Will

    John Will is Australia's first BJJ black belt and one of the "dirty dozen" - The first 12 non-Brazilians to receive a BJJ black belt.

    In this episode, we talk about Johns journey in the martial arts, the creation of his magazine; Blitz, training under the Gracie's and Machado's, participating in challenge matches, travelling the world studying martial arts and much more.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

Steve Hollinghurst ,

One of my absolute favourite podcasts

The Raspberry Ape podcasts are one of my absolute favs, being fairly new to BJJ they're a great way to find out more about the art but Dan seems to have a knack for finding great people to interview who have fantastic stories to tell.

DJSLIMBELFAST ,

Unreal delivery

Listening on Spotify but came on here to leave a review. Really well delivered, Dan has a skill for steering the conversation and keeping it moving! Have listened to almost every episode in the last 3 months. Please please keep it coming!

Gingejitsu ,

Top Notch

Fantastic Podcast, must listen for all martial arts enthusiast.

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